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post #181 of 789
NASCAR could learn something about how F1 produces their races. I know all races are produced by F1 and then channels are allowed to pick up their feed, unlike how the individual TV broadcaster produces the NASCAR races; but I love how minimalistic the graphics are on F1. If you watch a race on ESPN and the BottomLine is on, over 20% of the screen is taken up.
post #182 of 789
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

I'm not sure how it could be done by rules alone.
Aerodynamics is a part of ALL racing, at least to some extent.
Downforce will always be part of car racing...it's simply Newtonian.

I remember someone (Frank Williams?) saying that the downforce from a 90s car was like double or more from an 80s car. Honestly, I hate to say it but I would like to see spec bodywork. Let Gordon Murray design the bodywork so that you only have a couple of hundred pounds of downforce max. Bring back active suspension, turbos, multiple tire manufacturers etc.


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No it doesn't they can't even race when it rains! Other forms of car and MOTORCYLE racing do.

Indycar doesn't race in the rain on ovals. Did you see New Hampshire last year?
post #183 of 789
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Originally Posted by Ericglo View Post

Indycar doesn't race in the rain on ovals. Did you see New Hampshire last year?

Yeah, what a mess that was, but it gave us the classic Will Power Angry Birds. I would think they could race in the rain on rain tires on the short 3/4 - 1 mile ovals. But then again, I'm not driving the cars.

Edit: I couldn't resist
http://jalopnik.com/5832139/will-power-is-now-a-meme/
post #184 of 789
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Originally Posted by Ericglo View Post

I remember someone (Frank Williams?) saying that the downforce from a 90s car was like double or more from an 80s car. Honestly, I hate to say it but I would like to see spec bodywork. Let Gordon Murray design the bodywork so that you only have a couple of hundred pounds of downforce max. Bring back active suspension, turbos, multiple tire manufacturers etc.



Indycar doesn't race in the rain on ovals. Did you see New Hampshire last year?

I actually missed a lot of Indycar last year.My first time doing that since I've always followed and attended open wheel racing since it was CART. I was specifically referring to MotoGP which is of course motorcycle racing. Le Mans also races rain or shine.
post #185 of 789
Are all the on board cams for F1 SD?
post #186 of 789
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Originally Posted by icemannyr View Post

Are all the on board cams for F1 SD?

Sadly, yes.
post #187 of 789
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Originally Posted by allargon View Post

If they're anything like the Austin F1 tickets this year, be prepared to pay a nice premium.

We don't know yet what Austin tickets cost. The only sales that have we have any information about are for COTA PSLs. General admission tickets won't be announced until this summer.
post #188 of 789
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Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post

We don't know yet what Austin tickets cost. The only sales that have we have any information about are for COTA PSLs. General admission tickets won't be announced until this summer.

I wish they would hurry up and release this info. Even a ball park estimate would be nice. Can I assume $500 per person for grandstand seating? Trying to budget and purchase airline tickets. Trying to book flight and hotel early to try and save a little money. I need to figure out my paraphernalia budget. I need to make sure to set aside enough money to buy a Massa jersey and hat!

Why are they still using SD cameras on-board? HD cameras are cheap now. Bernie should be a ashamed... Cheap SOB...
post #189 of 789
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Originally Posted by rcase13 View Post

I wish they would hurry up and release this info. Even a ball park estimate would be nice. Can I assume $500 per person for grandstand seating? Trying to budget and purchase airline tickets. Trying to book flight and hotel early to try and save a little money. I need to figure out my paraphernalia budget. I need to make sure to set aside enough money to buy a Massa jersey and hat!

I booked a hotel the day the Nov. date appeared on Twitter and they were already going fast. I've heard they are all now booked in and around Austin. If you don't yet have a hotel, be prepared to look far for one.
post #190 of 789
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Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post

We don't know yet what Austin tickets cost. The only sales that have we have any information about are for COTA PSLs. General admission tickets won't be announced until this summer.

It's $1500 just for a seat license at the track so far. That doesn't include the ticket pricing.

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I wish they would hurry up and release this info. Even a ball park estimate would be nice. Can I assume $500 per person for grandstand seating?

Sigh...$500x2 I could swing, but alas I feel it will be much more depending upon how the season shakes out....
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Trying to budget and purchase airline tickets. Trying to book flight and hotel early to try and save a little money. I need to figure out my paraphernalia budget. I need to make sure to set aside enough money to buy a Massa jersey and hat!

Don't forget your "Keep Austin Weird" shirt! I guess the normal 2 hour wait at Franklin's BBQ will turn into 5.

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I booked a hotel the day the Nov. date appeared on Twitter and they were already going fast. I've heard they are all now booked in and around Austin. If you don't yet have a hotel, be prepared to look far for one.

$300/night for the Motel 6 that weekend... They are raking in the dough.

Maybe I should rent my house out to some AVS F1 enthusiasts that weekend.
post #191 of 789
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Originally Posted by allargon View Post

It's $1500 just for a seat license at the track so far. That doesn't include the ticket pricing.

Yes, but to be clear, that's for the PSLs, and not all seating is PSL reserved. There will be general ticket sales.

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Originally Posted by allargon View Post

$300/night for the Motel 6 that weekend... They are raking in the dough.

I have a room booked at Country Inn in Round Rock for $102/night.
post #192 of 789
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Originally Posted by rcase13 View Post

I need to figure out my paraphernalia budget. I need to make sure to set aside enough money to buy a Massa jersey and hat!

Yep, could be quite collectable some day....


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Why are they still using SD cameras on-board? HD cameras are cheap now. Bernie should be a ashamed... Cheap SOB...

It's hard to become a billionaire by being generous...
post #193 of 789
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Originally Posted by rcase13 View Post


Why are they still using SD cameras on-board? HD cameras are cheap now. Bernie should be a ashamed... Cheap SOB...

You called it Bernie is all about Bernie. MotoGP changed from SD to HD on board cameras and it looks great. The commentators even mentioned how much better it looks.
post #194 of 789
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Originally Posted by RaceTripper View Post

I have a room booked at Country Inn in Round Rock for $102/night.

LOL Even the KOA cabins are booked. La Grange is about 1 hour away and they have availability. I guess I am staying there. LOL I can't see paying $400/night for a Super8!
post #195 of 789
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Originally Posted by Sharp1080 View Post

You called it Bernie is all about Bernie.

Yup, The Troll is a piece of work.

I can recall just a few years back he was quoting as saying HD Broadcasting wasn't particularly important to F1.
post #196 of 789
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Yup, The Troll is a piece of work.

I can recall just a few years back he was quoting as saying HD Broadcasting wasn't particularly important to F1.

About two years ago! On top of that he wanted to charge extra. I still think MotoGP forced him to since they upgraded and have HD cameras both stationary and on the bikes! He is so
well liked.
post #197 of 789
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Yup, The Troll [Bernie Ecclestone] is a piece of work.

I can recall just a few years back he was quoting as saying HD Broadcasting wasn't particularly important to F1.

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Originally Posted by Sharp1080 View Post

About two years ago! On top of that he wanted to charge extra. I still think MotoGP forced him to since they upgraded and have HD cameras both stationary and on the bikes! He is so
well liked.

Yep, our Bernie is often wrong but never in doubt. Unfortunately for us and the rest of the Little People, what Bernie wants is what Bernie gets.
post #198 of 789
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Unfortunately for us and the rest of the Little People, what Bernie wants is what Bernie gets.

But he won't be here forever.
It will be very interesting to see where F1 will go when The Great Man is no longer around...hopefully, I'll be around to see.
post #199 of 789
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Originally Posted by rcase13 View Post

Why are they still using SD cameras on-board? HD cameras are cheap now. Bernie should be a ashamed... Cheap SOB...

They had only upgraded the system used for SD on boards a year or two before they went HD ISTR, and the RF system is a non-trivial one to upgrade. (AIUI they went from uplinking to a helicopter to diversity COFDM received by multiple aerials around the track.)

At the end of the day it IS a cost thing - but replacing all your on-boards only a year or two after you already replaced them is pretty tricky.
post #200 of 789
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Originally Posted by gwsat View Post

Yep, our Bernie is often wrong but never in doubt. Unfortunately for us and the rest of the Little People, what Bernie wants is what Bernie gets.

Forgive me for not knowing the F1 politics here, but why is this fool still in charge?
post #201 of 789
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

Forgive me for not knowing the F1 politics here, but why is this fool still in charge?

Bernie is like the proverbial kid on the playground who always get to play because he owns the ball.
post #202 of 789
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Originally Posted by sneals2000 View Post


They had only upgraded the system used for SD on boards a year or two before they went HD ISTR, and the RF system is a non-trivial one to upgrade. (AIUI they went from uplinking to a helicopter to diversity COFDM received by multiple aerials around the track.)

At the end of the day it IS a cost thing - but replacing all your on-boards only a year or two after you already replaced them is pretty tricky.

Which is why I keep bring up MotoGP! They did it right away? F-1 cost more monetarily than MotoGP and they share some of the same circuits. They were being cheap.
post #203 of 789
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Bernie is like the proverbial kid on the playground who always get to play because he owns the ball.

Exactly.
post #204 of 789
Any thoughts on Michael Schumacher's third position? Can he podium this round? Mercedes looks strong for the first two events. Maybe that "blown diffuser" was an advantage for Red Bull.
post #205 of 789
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Originally Posted by Sharp1080 View Post

Any thoughts on Michael Schumacher's third position? Can he podium this round? Mercedes looks strong for the first two events. Maybe that "blown diffuser" was an advantage for Red Bull.

It will be interesting to see how MS goes tomorrow.
I know one thing...if he has a chance to win, we will see every Schumacher trick in his book.
And that would be fun.

It is amazing how close the teams are this year...it really is.
McLaren, Mercedes, RB, Lotus, Ferrari (Alonso), and even Williams and Sauber have legitimate chances at podiums.
Six World Champions (how about that Kimi?)...

Speaking of Ferrari, it's time for Massa to go.
Bring in Perez...he has shown he is fast since coming to F1.

No question, the loss of RB's blown diffuser tech has hurt them.
However, they do have major upgrades coming and can't be counted out just yet.
post #206 of 789
Just catching the pre-show for Malaysian race. Don't know why, but it does look a lot better than last year to me.
post #207 of 789
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Originally Posted by Sharp1080 View Post

Which is why I keep bring up MotoGP! They did it right away? F-1 cost more monetarily than MotoGP and they share some of the same circuits. They were being cheap.

Had Dorna just upgraded their on-boards ? That was my point. They had just spent large amounts switching from one system to another - and installing in the infrastructure required for trackside reception.

Interesting that you mention MotoGP - isn't the HD pretty low-quality though?
post #208 of 789
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Originally Posted by slowbiscuit View Post

Forgive me for not knowing the F1 politics here, but why is this fool still in charge?

Probably because he's nobody's fool...
post #209 of 789
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Six World Champions (how about that Kimi?)...

Speaking of Ferrari, it's time for Massa to go.
Bring in Perez...he has shown he is fast since coming to F1.

Yup, I'm prescient alright.
post #210 of 789
I wish the second came the first... Still, this was a great race.
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